Small Alberta city’s economy depends on foreign workers

September 20 2019 8:00pm Even in the middle of Alberta’s oil and gas slowdown, the main employer in the small city of Brooks is still facing a critical labour shortage. As Heather Yourex-West explains, the economy depends on foreign workers.…

Reality check: Could Scheer fast-track pipeline challenges straight to Supreme Court?

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said that, if elected, his government would help build new oil pipelines by “fast-tracking” any objections right to the Supreme Court, but legal experts say the proposed plan is unclear. “It’s about fast-tracking some of the…

Why immigration policy means so much to the people of Brooks, Alberta

With a population of just 15,000, Brooks, Alberta is vastly different than the city Deepak Badola once called home. “I’m from India,” the cheerful father of two says from his living room in the southern Alberta city.  “I lived in…

ANALYSIS: When does an ‘I love Canadian oil & gas’ shirt become political?

Do you love Canada? Because you should love its oil and gas — or so some people are saying during this election campaign. A bumper sticker-style shirt promoting Canada’s oil and gas sector has become an early flashpoint in the…

8 Canadian cities join forces to promote business priorities to federal election candidates

A coalition of chambers of commerce and boards of trade in eight major markets is using the October election as a chance to urge the future federal government to adopt ideas to promote business innovation. The Canadian Global Cities Council…

Canada election Day 2: Party leaders dive into campaigning in B.C., Alberta, Ontario

With that new-campaign-bus smell still fresh, federal party leaders are heading out for Day 2 of the 43rd general election. The excitement had been palpable Wednesday with all parties eager to get going on convincing Canadians their path is the…

UCP MLAs to campaign for Andrew Scheer, federal Conservatives outside Alberta

Fresh off a victory in Alberta’s provincial election, several United Conservative Party MLAs and cabinet ministers are getting set to return to the campaign trail — this time, stumping for Andrew Scheer and the Conservative Party of Canada. A number…

Ahead of federal election, Alberta group wants more women talking about politics

A group with roots in the oil and gas industry is encouraging women to talk about politics this fall, even if they hold widely different views. Story continues below The non-profit organization, called Canada Powered by Women, registered as a…